February 21, 2007 Edition

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Grandparents' Corner

Elijah Richardson, four, is the son of Cindy Richardson of Walnut Ridge.

Grandparents are Rick and Kathryn Lewis of Powhatan and the late Junior Davis, who lived in Walnut Ridge.

Wally Hall speaks
at Williams

Wally Hall had several interesting things to say Monday night when he spoke as part of the Williams Baptist College Lecture-Concert Series. Hall is known around the state for his columns on the Arkansas Razorbacks in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He has also made news in recent days, along with the Razorbacks, regarding the U. of A. football recruiting class.

With the announced coming retirement of U. of A.'s Frank Broyles as athletic director, Hall said he predicts the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University will play one another in two to three years at most. "It's going to be a win-win for everybody," Hall said. "I've always been an advocate of the game. continued...

Cooperative offers many services

What is a cooperative? Webster's dictionary defines a "cooperative" as an enterprise or organization owned by and operated for the benefit of those using its services. For years, when I heard the word "cooperative," I thought of an electrical cooperative or a farm cooperative. In recent years, another cooperative has caught my attention ~ the education cooperative.

ACT 349 of 1985 authorized the Arkansas Board of Education to establish 15 Education Service Cooperatives. Walnut Ridge is fortunate to serve as the home of one of the cooperatives ~ the Northeast Arkansas Education Cooperative. continued...

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